Gold Gains as Economy Outlook Boosts Demand for Inflation Hedge

Bloomberg – Gold climbed in Asian trading as equity gains and an improving economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a hedge against accelerating prices.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of equities gained for a sixth day after an index of leading economic indicators in the U.S. topped projections, indicating the country may be emerging from recession. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the central bank “will need to tighten monetary policy” to prevent inflation.

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